I began by removing the seat, gas tank, fenders, exhaust system, side covers, and the rear view mirrors.
The seat was held on by two nuts, and once removing these I simply lifted up the rear of the seat and pulled the front loose from its bracket. With the seat removed, the gas tank (after removing the fuel line) pulled free from its front bracket.
The front fender was held by three bolts, which I wound up having to twist off (too corroded to come loose, even with plenty of penetrating oil). I drilled out these broken bolts.
The rear fender was held on by four bolts, and once removed I could get to the bolts that held the tail light/license bracket. The wire for the tail light unit simply unplugged from the wiring harness.
The exhaust system surprisingly came free without breaking any of the studs that held it on.
The side covers were designed to simply pop on and off, so they came off easily, and the rear view mirrors unscrewed from their handlebar mounts.
Throughout all of the disassembly process I carefully kept track of all loose parts by putting them in labeled sandwitch bags.
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